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Chimney evaluation

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The brick chimney has no liner. At the start of heating season I had furnace serviced, so I know combustion is good. Would it be best to use metal prefab liner or is it to old?
asked in House Chimney by glinka (220 points)
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Hi,
What do you mean by “is it too old?”, are you asking if your chimney is too old for a prefab liner? 
 
The age of your chimney is not a concern, its condition is. If it is structurally unsound it can fail / collapse no matter what type of a liner you’re going to install. So make sure it is structurally sound before investing into the liner installation.
 
You’d most likely need a stainless steel flexible tube, cap, top plate, and a tee. Depending on the exposure of your chimney - fully exposed / side wall or only partially (top section) exposed with majority concealed inside the house, and your local code requirements, you may or may not need an insulating sleeve.
 
There is a chimney liner installation video at the bottom of this page - http://checkthishouse.com/72/chimney-flue-furnace-water-heater-venting.html

 

answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)
Unsure about liner need.
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